Boiled Crabs Bathed in Garlic Butter

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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup fresh garlic, chopped
1 cup butter
6   Blue crabs
Old Bay Seasoning




In a large pot with a basket, steam the crabs in boiling water, making sure the water covers the crabs.  Add the Old Bay Seasoning and salt.  Steam the crabs until they are red, approximately 10 minutes, and then let crabs cool to the touch.  Crack crabs and remove the lungs, leaving the roe in and claws attached.  Crack the crab in two sections down the middle.  In a deep skillet, melt the butter and add the garlic and parley.  Place the crabs in the butter mixture and then on a platter.  Pour remaining butter from skillet onto the crabs before serving.

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how can you steam and boil at the same time

By Anonymous on May 11, 2012


PAULA,I live in Texas for 32 years, but I from Puerto Rico,when I start to see you show I loved.This recipe for boiled crabs is wondurful, I love seafood and your recipes are great.God blessing you sons, husband and you.

By Petra Cora on April 14, 2012

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